Conway, III v. Warden Houk
ORDER granting 172 Motion to File Document Under Seal. The Clerk is DIRECTED to PERMIT Petitioner to file his proposed budget ex parte and under seal. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 7/19/2017. (ew)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
JAMES T. CONWAY, III,
Case No. 2:07-cv-947
District Judge Algenon L. Marbley
Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson
MARC C. HOUK, Warden,
ORDER ALLOWING BUDGET TO BE FILED UNDER SEAL
This capital habeas corpus case is before the Court on Petitioner’s Unopposed Motion to
File Proposed Budget Under Seal. (ECF No.172.)
Petitioner is indigent, and states that he has prepared a proposed budget, in consultation
with Sixth Circuit CJA Budgeting Attorney Robert Ranz, for state court litigation he is
conducting. Petitioner also states that opposing counsel have no objection to this motion.
The Court agrees that budget and fee matters are typically handled ex parte and under
seal in order to protect an indigent prisoner’s rights to equal protection, due process, and the right
to counsel. Accordingly, Petitioner’s Motion (ECF No. 172) is GRANTED. The Clerk is
DIRECTED to PERMIT Petitioner to file his proposed budget ex parte and under seal.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: July 19, 2017
/s/ Kimberly A. Jolson
KIMBERLY A. JOLSON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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